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Lines L. Parker diary

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1144

Scope and Contents

Diary kept during 1862 gives brief daily account of activities, marching, taking up and putting down camp, problems encountered, weather and references to wife, father and friends back in Vermilion County. Frequent references to lack of food and in one entry states the "men are starving". Regiment moves through Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas. Visits Danville in December and writes about farm, family and efforts to recruit soldiers.


  • Created: 1862


Biographical / Historical

First lieutenant in the 25th Illinois Infantry, Company D during the Civil War. Married farmer from Danville, Ill. Resigned from the army in August 1863. Served as sheriff of Vermilion County and a local politician later in life, and died at Tuscola, IL on July 22, 1910.


1 Volumes ; 14 x 8 cm

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